Is anyone considering “leaving” their family during law school? The school I hope to attend is 1.5 hours away. My wife has a great job (although it is still going to be difficult without my pay to make ends meet). We have discussed commuting, dorms, apartments...etc. We have also discussed her trying to get a new job in the new location but we both agree…that is highly unlikely (we would be coming from a major metropolitan city to a very small college town). Is any one else considering this type of transition?
I'm condisering this due to a long real estate story. The short version is that we need to move back into a certain property (condo) and remain there for a year. The commute is about an hour each way which isn't horrible but the idea of having two hours every day when I couldn't study makes me uneasy, thus Hubby and I are talking about me renting a studio near school while he and Stepson live in the condo. This would be for just the first year - by 2L I'm hoping that (1) I'll be able to study more efficiently; and (2) we can sell the condo without paying massive capital gains tax and buy something closer to school.